Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

About the "french fry" case...

Guess what--if you actually read the brief, you'll find that the first thing that the court notes is that the policy that resulted in minors being arrested [where adults were cited but not put in custody] for eating food on Metro was reprehensible. Unfortunately, however, the courts were enforcing the laws and policies exactly as written--there's no policy for citing a minor--the police had two choices: issue a verbal warning or take the children in to custody. The "zero tolerance" order from their superiors removed the first choice.

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